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1. THEN: Tommie Smith and John Carlos
Track and field racers Tommie Smith and John Carlos gave their iconic Black Power salute at the 1968 games. This was the first political demonstration ever at the Olympics. Tommie Smith would later say that the gesture was for all human rights.
2. NOW: Tommie Smith and John Carlos
Since 1968, Tommie and John have committed their lives to human rights activism, athletics and education.
3. THEN: Tonya Harding
Ice skating’s underdog, Tonya Harding, became infamous when she ordered a hit out on Nancy Kerrigan to take her out of the 1994 Winter Olympics. Tonya eventually would plead guilty and the incident would mark the end of her professional skating career.
4. NOW: Tonya Harding
Drama would continue to follow Tonya Harding after the 1994 incident. She made a sex tape with her boyfriend in the 1990s and later became a professional boxer.
5. THEN: Bruce Jenner
Bruce Jenner’s world record breaking performance in the decathlon at the 1976 Olympics would make him a national hero and athlete of the year.
6. THEN: Lisa Leslie
Lisa Leslie is one of the most decorated women’s basketball players in Olympic history. She has won four gold medals with Team USA.
7. NOW: Lisa Leslie
Post-basketball, Lisa Leslie became a successful model and actress.